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There are 8 ways to get from Katoomba to Melbourne by train, plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Sydney, fly to Melbourne  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Strathfield Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL

$72 - $259

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Train, bus Firefly Express  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Springwood Station to Parramatta Station Blue Mountains Line
  2. Take the bus from Parramatta to Melbourne Fe21

$48 - $67

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Train to Sydney, fly to Avalon  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Strathfield Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV

$69 - $255

Train to Orange, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Orange Station
  2. Fly from Orange (OAG) to Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) OAG - MEB

$79 - $181

Train, train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Strathfield Station
  2. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Newcastle Interchange
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL) NTL - MEL

$75 - $308

Train  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Katoomba Station to Strathfield Station Blue Mountains Line
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...

$70 - $187

Train, bus Greyhound Australia  •  16 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Wentworth Falls Station to Central Station Blue Mountains Line
  2. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne Gx233

$86 - $146

Drive  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Katoomba to Melbourne 567.4 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Katoomba to Melbourne is to train and bus which costs $65 - $95 and takes 14 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Katoomba to Melbourne is to train and fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Katoomba station to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Katoomba Station and arriving at Southern Cross via Strathfield Station and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 59 min.

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The distance between Katoomba and Melbourne is 663 km. The road distance is 907.9 km.

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The best way to get from Katoomba to Melbourne without a car is to train which takes 13 h 59 min and costs $95 - $270.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Katoomba to Melbourne, including transfers.

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Katoomba to Melbourne train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Katoomba Station.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Katoomba to Melbourne train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Southern Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katoomba to Melbourne is 908 km. It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to drive from Katoomba to Melbourne.

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Map of how to get from Katoomba to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 414.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

What companies run services between Katoomba, NSW, Australia and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

You can take a train from Katoomba to Melbourne via Strathfield Station and Central Station in around 13 h 59 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Orange to Melbourne Essendon Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $110
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Katoomba Station to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Katoomba Station to Orange Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$19 - $28
1st Class
$27 - $40
Train from Strathfield Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$14 - $21
1st Class
$19 - $28
Train from Springwood Station to Parramatta Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Wentworth Falls Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Parramatta to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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